Correction of pectus excavatum and pectus carinatum assisted by the endoscope.


Six patients with pectus excavatum and two patients with pectus carinatum had their conditions corrected by a partial costal cartilage resection with a sternal osteotomy through a 2.5-cm to 4-cm skin incision located just above the xyphoid process assisted by an endoscope. In addition to the incision, stab wounds of less than 3 mm in diameter were also made… (More)